Sponsored by the Beijing Xia Jingshan Culture Development Ltd., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be a temporary home to ten Ming masterpiece paintings. The works were lent from the Shanghai Museum's permanent collection.
These paintings are not often featured in American museums, which is why LACMA has created this exhibition to expose its visitors to a different style. Many Ming Dynasty painters were high in social ranking and well-educated. Ming paintings were often a political propaganda. They also revived the Song Dynasty painting style that was once used in the 11th-12th century. The ten masterpieces were created in the Forbidden City and Zhe School.
"Ming Masterpiece from the Shanghai Museum" will also feature a discussion from Stephen Little, the curator and head of the Chinese and Korean Art Department, on April 3, 2013. The exhibition is on view until June 3, 2013 and is free for LACMA Members. The museum is located on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. Visit their website to learn more about ticketed exhibitions, how to become a member, hours, and more.